"The most valuable learning experiences may have been the meter squared analyses because they helped me focus intensively on three distinct delta areas. This activity, in addition to the found poetry history activity, the kayaking experience in the tules, and the interactive Delta Map stand out in my mind. The found poetry helped me connect the history of the land to the people that have lived in it, which was satisfying to me emotionally (I also liked that we did this cooperatively and shared out); the kayaking helped me connect to the water and the plants and animals that make their homes in the Delta; and the Delta Map and the kinesthetic activities we did with it, along with the explanations, helped me have an experiential sense of the topography and hydrology of the area."
Celebrating Yosemite National Park & Outdoor Learning with CIB!
This year, during the Wednesday and Thursday between the two Institute weekends, CIB is offering an outdoor camping and hiking experiences at Crane Flats Campground and in Yosemite National Park.
Join some of your CIB instructors for a rustic, outdoor camping and hiking experience between Institute weekends! Take this opportunity to continue to go deeper into your CIB field training and to enjoy camping, hiking, and the natural history of Yosemite National Park with some of your CIB educators. On June 22nd and 23rd, we will continue the outdoor learning and camping experiences by celebrating the National Park Centennial. CIB instructors will share tools to use with students to get them interested and excited about science in the outdoors and the natural history of Yosemite National Park with attendees.
To register, please click the register now button at the top of this page. Or read on for more specific details.
* The raise in registration fee is due to an unanticipated increase in the campground costs.
Course Dates: Wednesday June 22nd- Friday morning June 24th (includes camping Tuesday June 21st)
- Location: Crane Flats Campground in Yosemite National Park
We will provide you with the following materials:
- Your own field journal
- Breakfast, bagged lunch and dinner Wednesday and Thursday
We ask that you bring the following:
- A backpack/daypack big enough for your journal and supplies
- Camping gear
- A reusable water bottle or two
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- A Sun hat
- Sun screen
- Camera & binoculars (if you have them; we will have some sets of binoculars to share if you do not have your own)
- Snacks that you especially enjoy during a long day of hiking. If you have eating restrictions please bring supplemental food as we will have limited options
- Evening beverages you would like to enjoy around the campfire
- Camping chair for sitting around the fire in the evenings
We will be hiking through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest, which is at a higher altitude than many California Coastal Communities and the Central Valley. We strongly suggest that all participants are capable walkers. Remember to break in your shoes before you get there. If you are worried about hiking, start walking 20 minutes per day now and you'll be fine.
Cancellation & More Information
While registration fees are non-refundable, we understand that plans change. If you need to drop out of the course, would like more information, or are having trouble registering for the course, please e-mail our Education Department at email@example.com or call 925-631-2481.